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style
Brewed by De Proefbrouwerij
Style: Sour/Wild Ale
Lochristi - Hijfte, Belgium
Serve in Snifter, Tulip, Tumbler

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RATINGS: 214   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The sixth edition of the De Proef Brewmaster’s Collaboration Series is our first blended beer. Legendary brewer, Alan Sprints of Hair of the Dog joins Dirk Naudts at De Proef to create this unique bottle conditioned beer. Flanders Fred is a blend of Flanders-sourced lambic with a collaboratively-brewed version of the famous Hair of the Dog Fred. The result is a deep golden ale topped with a creamy off white head. The nose is complex with notes of lemon, pine, tropical fruits and spice. The palate is rich and layered with toffee, apricot and almond, balanced by some green apple, a hoppy bitterness and barnyard funk. Please enjoy Flanders Fred with food and friends. This beer should pair very well with many cheeses, roasted vegetables and grilled meats. We believe this bottle will continue to evolve beautifully over the next few years, adding a subtle blending of the flavors.

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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
NICU (12) - Oregon, USA - AUG 2, 2012
Pours brassy gold, with a fluffy persistant head that leaves lacing all the way down the glass. Aromas of citrus and brett funk dominate, with hints of oak, caramelly sweetness, and hops peeking through as it warms. Tart, effervescent mouthfeel leaves a bit of puckering green apple quality in the corners of the mouth, almost overpowering the malt and hops from the Fred component, but not quite. Finishes surprisingly malty and bitter given the sour into. This is a simply phenomenal blend, and the first beer in this series that has really impressed me. Hopefully I can snag a few more for the cellar before too many people catch on.


3.4
Garrold (5605) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUL 27, 2017
Bottle, shared at Northern Monk. Hazy, pale amber. Skim of white. Nose has cherry stone. Almond. Cherry juice. Some woody notes. Taste is sweet and fruity, with some woody, tart, dry qualities. Bit of a gluey mouthfeel. Light tart finish. Ok.

3.1
IndianaRed (5030) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2017
On Tap slightly hazy orange. Trace head and lacing. Tart and rather bitter. Fairy hoppy for a flanders "red"

4.1
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - JAN 13, 2017
750 ml caged and corked bottle, 2016 vintage (Limited Re-Release). Served in a MadTree Teku, the beer pours a hazy burnt orange color with about an inch off-white head that stuck around for a while. There’s also a lot of lacing. Aroma is nice, the brew smells like apricot, lemon, funk, red berries, and sweet spiciness. Taste is similar to the aroma, there’s lemon, green apple, tart berries, funk, grainy malt, oak, mineral and some caramel flavors. Mouthfeel/body is medium, it’s a bit slick and is well carbonated. It’s also easy enough to drink. I thought this was a good enjoyable wild ale, I missed it the first time it was released but glad I was able to pick up a bottle this time around. Definitely worth a try! $14.99 a bottle.

4
zoucrew102 (2104) - - DEC 23, 2016
750ml corked bottle, 2016 vintage. Lemony aroma with notes of pine, Brett funk and green apple. Pours dark golden colored with one finger of white head that has excellent retention and good lacing. Starts with lemony citrus flavor with notes of pine and sweet tropical fruit. Finishes smooth and dry with tart green apple and spicy Brett funk. Very nice.

4.3
onceblind (10548) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 30, 2016
Hazy deep golden under a thin foamy white top. Lovely bright aroma of pine and lemon and sour funk and barleywine-esque malts. Smooth and gently sour flavor that’s a little lemony, tropical, gentle sourness, gentle apricot and a gentle nutty English malt. Really smooth and damn tasty and too complex for me to break down into words.

3.9
furthur (1229) - Eagle River, Alaska, USA - NOV 15, 2016
Bottle, big chunky white head, clear reddish amber beer. Aroma is red wine and malt, peach, spruce, malt. Taste is red wine, peach pit, grapefruit, oak. Palate is medium, carbonation moderate.

3.9
tia (2228) - Sandston, Virginia, USA - OCT 20, 2016
Tap at the Answer. Funky and sour smell a hint of gum. Flavor is tart and funky as well. Caramel color with nice head. Pretty smooth for a sour.

3.6
Skinnyviking (9717) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 6, 2016
Draught at Falling Rock. High fluffy off-white lasting head. Hazy red body. Powerful sour fresh acidic berries aroma and flavor with a low carbonation and a long finish.

4.7
hype (42) - - SEP 1, 2016
Sour more than expected.... Very good! Medium flavorxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

3.8
50belair (3682) - Florida, USA - AUG 23, 2016
Bottle. Opaque amber pour with an off white head. Not getting much aroma wise. Mildly sour, with brett, green apple, biscuit, and malty characteristics. It’s definitely not a "traditional" Flander’s Red for sure. Kinda of a bastardized Frankensteinish version but still not all together repulsive. It’s more a kin to a wreck on the side of the freeway that intrigues you. Average body and mouthfeel.


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